The founding of the Institute in 1968 was initially made possible by the combined funding of the University of Pennsylvania, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society.
Space was generously provided by the University of Pennsylvania from 1968 to 1984 and since that time by Columbia University.
The activities of the Institute, in support of Columbia faculty and students as well as collaborative projects with Columbia and other institutions, are entirely supported by external grants and gifts solicited and received for each specific project as it is devised. The Institute does not at present have funds whereby it can support the activities of other organizations or to fund individual scholars, unless current project grants so specify.
We are grateful to the following for their generous funding of the specific programs.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (Tokyo)
Asian Cultural Council (New York)
Catherine Hazlett Memorial Fund (Chicago)
International Foundation for Arts and Culture (Tokyo)
International Shinto Foundation, Inc. (New York)
Izutsu, Inc. (Kyoto)
The Japan Foundation (Tokyo, New York)
Medieval Japanese Studies Foundation (New York)
Musashino Instrument Ltd. (Tokyo)
Nippon Steel North America, Inc. (New York)
San Francisco Foundation (San Francisco)
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas Foundation (New York)
Tides Foundation (San Francisco)
Toshiba International Foundation (Tokyo)
Yanagawa Corporation (Osaka)